Japan's banks are back

The world’s biggest international creditors have lent to firms ranging from China’s Alibaba to Australian miners and are scouting for US and Asian acquisitions.

Japan's banks are back

One of Australia’s biggest mining projects received a windfall in March when Japanese financiers put up about $2.7 billion to help complete its construction.

The $10 billion iron ore project called Roy Hill in Western Australia, which is run by Australia’s richest person Gina Rinehart, is one of a fast-growing number of construction sites around the world welcoming Japanese capital.

Japan’s banks are once again...

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